Bulldogs blast past Cats 69-51

The UK women’s basketball team has always found ways to scratch back when push came to shove, but at Georgia Tuesday night the Cats were mild.

While the weather across much of the nation is warming up, the Cats shot the coldest they have all season. UK shot 2-23 from behind the arc in their 69-51 loss in Stegemen Coliseum.

The Cats never seemed focus in a crucial Southeastern Conference game with second place on the line. UK went nearly five minutes without scoring in the first half where the Bulldogs went on a 10-0 run to pull ahead 28-14.

The Cats only had one starter score over double-digits, All-American Victoria Dunlap, but even UK’s standout senior was sluggish.

Dunlap finished the game with her seventh double double of the season with 14 points and 11 but she was heavily guarded by Georgia forward Porsha Phillips.

Phillips’ defense facilitated five Dunlap turnovers, the most she’s had in the month of February.

But it was on the offense end that Phillip miffed the Cats. Phillips had 14 points on 6-12 shooting and had 16 rebounds, three on the offensive end.

The loss is the Cats’ worst since losing 78-52 at Louisville Dec.5., and knocks the Cats back to fourth in the SEC.

The Cats’ road trip continues Sunday at third place Vanderbilt Sunday at 1:00p.m.